Asia Program

Events

Russia in East Asia: History, Migration, and Contemporary Policy

May 05, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
This talk explores Russia’s ties with East Asia through the lens of migration and policy. Russia spans the Eurasian continent, yet its historic and present connections with East Asia are often forgotten. At the turn of the 20th century, thousands of Asian migrants arrived in the Russian Far East, spurring fears of a “yellow peril.” A century later, the recent influx of new Asian migrants to Russia has generated similar sentiments. The talk discusses Asian migration in the context of cross-regional attempts to strengthen trade ties and diplomatic relations in the 21st century.
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The Political Origins of Economic Reform in Pakistan

May 01, 2014 // 10:30am12:00pm
Pakistan has long struggled to implement reforms and to adapt to an increasingly globalized world. Today, the country's mixed track record in terms of putting in place the right reforms presents one of the leading challenges to stability.

Weighing the "Rebalance": Obama in Asia

April 28, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
President Barack Obama embarked this week on a tour of Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines with the goal of convincing those nations and others in Asia that the U.S. remains focused on the region. In this Ground Truth Briefing conference call three experts on the ground in Tokyo, Seoul and Manila discuss the President's trip.

Media Briefing: Obama in East Asia

April 18, 2014 // 9:30am10:00am
Wilson Center Experts on East Asia Preview President Obama's Trip to Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Malaysia
Webcast

What Can Governments Do About Falling Birth Rates?

April 17, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
“We have a fairly unique moment in the history of the world,” said Steven Philip Kramer, a professor at National Defense University, at the Wilson Center on April 17. “There’s never been a time when people have voluntarily produced fewer children than is necessary for sustaining the population.”
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Second Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations

April 16, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Tough Calls: Difficult Assessments and Hard Choices in U.S. Policy Toward China
The Wrong Enemy
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The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan 2001-2014

April 11, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
A conversation with Carlotta Gall, Former Afghanistan and Pakistan correspondent, New York Times

Assessing the Rebalance: The Evolution of U.S. Interests in Asia

April 10, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
President Barack Obama’s pivot to Asia has been developed into a broader, more coherent strategy since announced in November 2011, and rebadged as the “rebalance” to reflect continuities in U.S. interest. Join Hamish McDonald as he discusses the implications of this rebalance.
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Is Foreign Policy Bipartisanship Alive on Capitol Hill?

April 09, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
With today's Congress sharply divided along partisan lines, are U.S. lawmakers still capable of reaching across the aisle on foreign policy? This public program will examine the congressional politics of U.S. foreign policy making and the prospects for foreign policy bipartisanship.

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